Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment in Coral Springs & Boca Raton FL

Typically, the most common age to begin orthodontic treatment is around 10 or 11 years old. By this time most, if not all, of the baby teeth have been lost, many of the permanent teeth have erupted, and crooked/crowded teeth, gaps/spaces, and bad bites can easily be detected.

It is easier to treat many orthodontic problems during adolescence because the body is still growing rapidly. Dr. Cohen can usually take advantage of growth spurts to help improve the bite and correct the relationship of the teeth. In addition, many children at this age can be convinced to wear braces because they see friends wearing them.

Unfortunately, some parents assume they must wait to see an orthodontist until the child has all of their permanent teeth, only to find out that orthodontic treatment would have been much easier, and less costly, if started at a younger age.

Indications for an Early Orthodontic Check-Up Include:
  • Spacing, crowding, misplaced or locked-out teeth
  • Protruded or retruded teeth/jaws or facial imbalances
  • Habits, i.e.: finger/thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, grinding or clenching
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing, biting or speech problems
  • Teeth meet abnormally or not at all
Improve Alignment & Self-Esteem

Whether inherited or acquired, many such problems affect not only the alignment of the teeth, but also facial appearance and self-esteem. Through early orthodontic screening you will be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile that is good for life.

Treatment times vary. The length of orthodontic treatment depends on what needs to be corrected in each individual situation. Generally, the active stage of orthodontic treatment can last between 6 and 24 months. When orthodontic treatment is completed, the new smile we've worked together to create will last a lifetime.

Contact Us Today

Call Cohen Orthodontics for a FREE initial consultation and we will be able to determine the best time to begin treatment, outline a treatment plan, determine the expected length of treatment, and the cost of the treatment.

For your convenience, we offer free consultations, no down payment and low monthly payment arrangements. In addition, we accept VISA and MasterCard.

Cohen Orthodontics serves Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Florida and the surrounding areas and look forward to helping you with your orthodontic needs.

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